Die Zeit Ideas - French Elections
During the last French election weekend, the German newspaper Die Zeit asked me to develop different ideas depending on its final result and related to its consequential emotional feelings.
“Macron’s victory means hope for the French state. He’s the youngest president we’ve had. God is with him. I hope he will govern with dignity, fraternity and freedom.
I don’t know Macron well, but he’s the future of the French people. There are millions of immigrants here - France is mixed.
The sun is for everyone, we are just passengers in this world. Le Pen’s party members are like the Nazis, it’s in their blood.”
Ben Fikih, 75, retired
“I voted blank in the first round and yesterday for Marine. I don’t know Macron. I don’t know who he is, I just heard about him in this election but it’s unclear what he stood for.
Marine doesn't like immigrants, but I’m not an immigrant. I don't have anything to fear from her.”